1:00PM, Friday, January 13, 2023
Mandel Public Library
1:00PM, Friday, February 10, 2023
Mandel Public Library
1:00PM, Friday, March 10, 2023
Mandel Public Library

Our free public panel discussions bring together Palm Beach Opera’s staff, local leaders, artists, and guest scholars to participate in a moderated discussion about each production. Panelists will present diverse viewpoints and food for thought ahead of opening night. Together, we explore how Palm Beach Opera’s annual mainstage productions are relevant to communities in Palm Beach County and how opera can offer fresh ways to consider contemporary themes.

These gatherings encourage everyone— opera buffs and newcomers alike—to discover rich meanings and networks of connections. The Opera Forums for the 2023 Season will take place at the Mandel Public Library every second Friday of the month at 1pm.

Friday, January 13 at 1pm
Ya-Hui Cheng, Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the School of Music of the University of South Florida
Wendy Lo, Curator of Education at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
David Walker, General & Artistic Director of Palm Beach Opera

Friday, February 10 at 1pm
Matteo Magarotto, Lecturer at the Frost School of Music of the University of Miami
Arina Pismenny, Assistant Instructional Professor in Philosophy at the University of Florida

Friday, March 10 at 1:00 PM
Francesco Izzo, Direttore Scientifico of Festival Verdi Parmi and General Editor of the Works of Giuseppe Verdi
Susan Jones, Professor of English at Palm Beach Atlantic University


Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.